Category Tradition

When Is A Child Legitimate Or Illegitimate? Practising Lawyer, Olamide Onifade Answers, States The Position Of Nigerian Law On It

The question of who a legitimate or illegitimate child is has been a controversial issue in most Nigeria societies. In most societies, rights of succession in inheritance matters are usually fraught with controversies and acrimony amongst beneficiaries particularly in intestacy

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Do You Know That A Woman’s Virginity Could Be Restored In Just Two Days | Find Out More Below

It has been reported that there are two big cities in China where women could be turned to a virgin in just 2 days and that is the new place many Nigerian celebrity women are now visiting to fix their

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Interesting Story Of Igbo Ora Town In Oyo State Where Every Family Has Multiple Set of Twins 

It will interest you to know that there is a particular town in Nigeria where every household gas a twin. It is a thing of joy as many families always look forward to having twins regarding the belief that they

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Stunning Reasons Why In Maasai Tribe, Visitors, Friends And Family Must Spit On A Newborn Child  

Just like other continents, Africa has some interesting cultural practices with some of them based on interesting reasoning and explanations. The Maasai people originated in South Sudan. Their language, known as Maa, is the southernmost of the Nilotic group, including idioms spoken in

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Supreme Court’s Decision Upholding The Right Of Female Children To Inheritance Divides The Igbos

The Supreme Court in a landmark decision, has upheld the right of a female child to inherit properties of her father. By this decision, the apex court has voided the Igbo age-long law and custom which forbid a female child

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Barbaric: Why Young Girls Of The Mursi Tribe Must Remove Their Teeth & Stretch Their Lips Before They Marry

Mursi is a unique Surma tribe in Southern Sudan and the language they speak is also called Mursi. The Mursi are one of the most famous tribes from the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia. The main reason for their popularity

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DISTURBING: Four Nigerian Women Share The Dehumanising Impact Of FGM On Their Lives

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. It involves the removal of the clitoris, inner-and-outer lips of the vagina,

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Bijagos Archipelago: An African Society Strictly Run By Women

The story of Bijagos Archipelago, a community in Guinea Bissau, is a counter-narrative to popular societies where most things are controlled by the men. The Bijagos are a people who dwell in small villages, or tabancas, formed by houses of

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Expert Laments The Role Of Older Women In The Hindrance Of Exclusive Breastfeeding In Nigeria

The Programme Manager, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Tilewa Denloye, has expressed worry over the perceived hindrance of cultural influence to exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria. Denloye, at an event organised by the Foundation, said it was unfortunate that a lot of mothers

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Star Actress, Ngozi Ezeonu’s Ex-Husband Voids Their Daughter’s Recent Marriage And Calls It An Abomination For This Reason

Edwin Ezeonu, the ex-husband of Nollywood actress Ngozi Ezeonu has accused her of marrying off their daughter, Ogechukwu without his consent.  In an interview with The Sun’s ‘Inside Nollywood’, Edwin accused his ex-wife of desecration of the Igbo culture as

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Nollywood Veteran, Pete Edochie Goes All Chauvinistic As He Tells Young Men Why They Should Never Kneel To Propose To A Woman

Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has again kicked against the idea of men going down on one knee to propose to a girl. His latest assertion is a reiteration of his earlier comments that went viral few months ago. The

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What Nigerian Soldier, Bilyaminu Ladan Has To Say About A Man Checking His Wife’s Phone Is Causing Outrage On Social Media

A Nigerian soldier, Bilyaminu Ladan Mada took to Facebook to share his thoughts about phone privacy in  marriage, but particularly in a Muslim marriage. His post was likely informed by the recent sentencing to death by hanging of mum-of-two, Maryam Sanda who

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Nigerian Pharmacist, Okiti Peace Answers Why Traditional Medicine (Agbo) Is Dangerous For You & Your Child

Orthodox medicine is no doubt the most conventional form of treatment for ailing health but traditional herbal remedies, popularly called ‘Agbo’ in Nigeria competes quite favourably. While there has been a lot of debate on the safety and efficacy of

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Aliyu Jalal Writes On Why The Northern Nigerian Girl Is Mostly In Need Of Sex Education

There has been much outcry about the plight of the girl child in Nigeria but particularly in northern Nigeria, and while it seemed that it bothered everyone else except the northerners, a young man from the northern extraction has spoken

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See The Peculiar Reason Newlywed Yoruba Bride, Abidemi Says She Made The Best Choice Of A Husband

Another Yoruba bride is toeing the line of @Eniolahu, a Nigerian feminist who gained popularity about this time last year, when she refused to kneel to her husband during their traditional Yoruba wedding. While Eniola was hotly criticised on social

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Distraught Parents Lament The Loss Of Their 3-Year-Old Daughter To Harmful Traditional Practices (FGM)

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, is the ritual cutting or removal of some or all of the external female genitalia. It involves the removal of the clitoris, inner-and-outer lips of the vagina,

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“I married my husband after he died” – BBC Documentary Gives Insight On A Long-Standing Tradition Among The Igbo People | WATCH

This is a story of a long-standing tradition among the Igbo people that you probably have never heard of. The Igbo woman pictured above is Chinyere Ikemefuna Orji. Chinyere was married off to late Ikemefuna Orji who passed on at

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For This Bizarre Reason, Woman Was Allegedly Poisoned By Husband’s Family | Photos

Nigerian woman, Cynthia Ify has taken to her Facebook page to narrate a touching story of how a woman was allegedly poisoned and killed by her husband’s family, as relayed to her by the deceased’s younger brother. Cynthia admonished women

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Nigerian Girl, Hauwa Mohammed Gives A Sneak Peek Into The Pains And Realities Of An Average Woman Married To An Hausa Man| Thread

A Nigerian girl from the Northern part of the country, Hauwa Sam Mohammed has taken to Twitter to give a sneak peek into the pain and realities of an average woman married to Hausa men; a post that has caused

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South African Woman On Twitter, Patric, Tells About How Her Mother Chose Marriage Over Her And More Tales Of Woes

A South African Twitter user with handle Patric @Vynah_m has taken to same to share a pathetic story of how her biological mother chose marriage over her. Her reality which has empowered more people come out to openly talk about

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Woman And In-laws At War For Giving Birth Through A Cesarean Section

The stigmatisation that is attached to cesarean section in Nigeria is robbing one mother of the full joys of  the arrival of her newborn after a successful CS surgery,  as her in-laws have reportedly accused her of straying. READ ALSO: Why

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Major Igbo Monarchs Set Date For Abolition Of The Controversial Osu Caste System

Major traditional rulers in Southeast have announced date for abolition of the controversial Osu caste system. Targeted for extinction on December 28, 2018; are the Ohu, Ume and Osu caste systems that have taken roots in different parts of Igbo

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